Guide to Oslo's east side

Oslo East

The difference between Oslo’s east side and west side is not as obvious as before, but the east side is still usually cheaper when it comes to eating and drinking.

A stone's throw east of the central station you find Grønland with both old traditional pubs and modern bars, many cheap restaurants with food from all over the world, cheap fruit and vegetable markets and textile stores. From here you can walk up to Tøyen with the Munch Museum and Kampen with its charming wooden houses.

Gamlebyen and Ekeberg are important historical areas. Archeological findings indicate that people have lived at Ekeberg for ten thousand years, and in Gamlebyen you can see ruins of medieval Oslo. At Ekeberg you can visit the place where Edvard Munch was inspired to paint Scream, see the Ekebergparken Sculpture Park, and enjoy a wonderful view of the city.